An international conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia.
University of Melbourne Law School
Expressions of interest are now called for an edited collection, planned for publication in 2007 as volume 11 of Law Text Culture. Further details are available here.
The conference program and a list of abstracts are available.
There were a number of refereed papers presented at the conference. Full-text versions of these papers are available for downloading here.
PASSAGES brought together interdisciplinary scholars working across media and genres - including photography, film, literature, painting, digital technologies - and those working more broadly at the intersections of law and aesthetics. In the tradition of the Law and Literature Association of Australia, this conference was committed to critical and theoretical analysis responding to the contemporary political conditions in which we live and work.
PASSAGES evoked movements of voyage and migration, tradition and translation, appropriation and transformation, right and ritual, border crossing and transgression, surveillance and forgetting, territory and terror, verdict and sentence, enactment and performance. In sum, the conference was an invitation to address question of politics and aesthetics, life and law.
Birkbeck Law School
University of London, UK
Macquarie University, Australia
REBECCA SCOTT BRAY
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
University of Sydney, Australia
New York Law School